Filing for Divorce in the New Year

While we wind down the holiday season and celebrate 2013, it is only natural to take stock of our lives and reflect on changes we may pursue in the coming year.  It was no accident that the first commercial following the “ball drop” in Times Square was for Weight Watchers.  For me personally, 2013 looks to be a year of change.  I will become a father for the first time in 2013.  My “New Year’s resolutions” are that I will continue to make improvements to my business and improve customer service to my clients.  And yes, I must admit—-I could stand to drop a couple of pounds.

For many of my clients or prospective clients, however, the New Year may be a time to take stock of their marriages and relationships.  For those individuals that are already divorced, it may be a time to finally get around to filing a post-judgment motion.  It is no secret amongst divorce attorneys that January is generally our busiest month.  For a multitude of reasons, divorce filings tend to be at their highest in January.  

For those contemplating filing for divorce in the New Year, my advice is similar to any other time of year:

The first question to ask is not how much does a divorce cost or who should I retain as divorce counsel, but rather: can this marriage be saved?  Could marriage therapy salvage the relationship?  Unless the marriage is abusive or obviously beyond saving, it is wise to consider what could be done to lead away from divorce.

If it is clear that a New Jersey divorce is the option—or the likely option—then I of course welcome you to review my blog posts and my divorce packet for information on what may lie ahead.  Of course, if you are ready to take the next step, feel free to call my office to schedule an initial consultation.  Because New Year’s is such a busy month, I am offering evening and weekend hours.

Happy New Years and best wishes for health and happiness in 2013.

Your New Jersey Divorce Lawyer:

If you’re considering a New Jersey divorce or Family Law action contact me to discuss your options.  You can schedule an initial consultation by calling my office at 908-237-3096 or by scheduling your own divorce consultation online by clicking here.

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